HOW’S IT HANGING - How to hang your artwork

June 13, 2015 4 Comments

I thought I best write a little article to really help you get the perfect gallery look for hanging your images and framed masterpieces. So here is a quick guide to ensure you hang them at the right height and also use the correct mounting brackets.

So, how high do we hang the pictures?

When I first started I must admit I just put it up on the wall without any thought on the position of the images and the “best viewing” position.  Now don’t get me wrong but the following is a general rule, you might want to hang them higher or lower depending on the room and the style you’re after, this should give you a gallery style viewing level.

For best viewing height you will need to work out the following. In general you will want to hang the centre of the art at 150cm to 157.5 cm from the bottom of the floor.

So how do we work out the centre of the photographs you’re hanging? There is a simple formula used which also takes into account the “give” of the wire hanger or mounting system you’re using.

The formula.

H=(X/2+152.5cm)-Y which is Centre viewing point = (Height of art/2) + 152.5cm) – wire to top distance. In this example provided the formula is (100/2+152.5cm)-20=182.5cm

  1. Measure height of artwork. Say the height of your art is 100cm
  2. Now divide by 2 = 50CM
  3. Plus 152.5cm = 202.5cm
  4. Place your tape measure on the wire and pull up towards the top of the frame. This distance = Y “wire to top” for example let’s say it is 20cm from the wire to the top of the frame. Make sure there is tension on the wire to do this.
  5. 202.5cm-20cm= 182.5cm
  6. Place your mark on the wall at 182.5cm and put in your hanger.

Pretty simple really. If you have a group of photos, use the same formula but treat them as a one photograph. I find it best to lay your artwork on the floor as a group, work out the  distance between each photo you would like and now measure the total height of the group itself, this will equal X.

If you’re mounting your canvas, acrylic or framed fine art on the wall of a staircase, use the same formula above but the height to the centre of the image would be from your chosen stair and your artwork should sit in the centre, keeping it symmetrical.

Lastly, if you’re mounting your artwork over an object, like a cabinet that is taller than 76cm, make sure you leave a gap somewhere around 7-25cm, this will make sure the art isn’t competing with the object and giving it enough space. Use the rule above, however you may have to push it higher or lower to make sure you get the right gap and make sure it still "talks" with the object below.

So what should you use to hang and mount your stunning masterpiece?

This will depend on several different variables. You will need to work out the following:

  1. Size and weight of the artwork
  2. The type of wall you’re mounting it to (brick, gyprock plaster board)
  3. If you have an available wall stud or not
  4. What type of mounting brackets to use, such as adhesive hooks, brass plated picture hooks and expanding picture hooks such as these
  5. Lastly and probably most importantly, always check the load rating for the picture hooks and mounting brackets you use. Make sure they’re sufficient enough to hang your art. It’s common sense I know, but I can’t stress this point enough.

It is best to mount your artwork into a wall stud for extra support especially for the heavier pieces of art. If you can’t find a stud I recommend using the expanding picture hooks.

For small to medium size framed prints and canvas art you can use the 3m art hanging adhesive hooks. Please make sure you get the hooks that are designed to hang art with and not the standard hooks and also get the ones with a heavier load baring capacity. For extra support use two of the hooks instead of one.

Other items you will need to install your gallery art.

  • Hammer
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Level
  • Tape measure


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3:2 ratio
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75x50 $130 $420.00 $480.00 $180 $250.00 $480.00
100x66 $170 $520.00 $560.00 $290 $450.00 $660.00
120x75 $190 $700.00 $780.00 $400 $470.00  
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Ratio 3:2  
PRINT SIZE (CM) Approximate total framed size(CM)
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60x40 76x56
75x50 94x69
80x53 99x71
100x66 120x86
120x80 140x100
150x100 158x108
Ratio 2:1  
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60x30 76x46
75x37.5 93x55.5
80x40 98x58
100x50 120x70
120x60 140x80
150x75 158x83
Ratio 3:1  
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75x25 91x41
80x27 96x43
100x34 118x52
120x40 138x58
150x50 158x58


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